St. Augustine news highlights
Because of members’ scheduling conflicts, the July meeting of the Historic Architectural Review Board was rescheduled from its usual third Thursday until a week later. The meeting originally set for Thursday, July 19 will now be held on Thursday, July 26 at 2:00pm. The meeting will be broadcast on GTV on Monday, July 30 at 9:00am.
Concerts in the Plaza welcomes The Company
Expect to hear your favorite hits from the Sixties and Seventies as you beat the heat in the shade of the Plaza’s majestic oaks on Thursday, July 26 when Concerts in the Plaza welcomes The Company. Call your friends and have them meet you in the Plaza to enjoy St. Augustine’s great free summer concert series now in its 22nd season. It’s still “the best way to spend a Thursday night.”
The two-hour concerts are free and attendees should bring lounge chairs for seating. Picnic dinners are popular, but alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the Plaza. For a schedule and helpful map-links visit www.plazaconcerts.com.
450th Commemoration seeking volunteers to assist in survey
To gain a better understanding of the needs, experiences and expectations of members of the community, merchants and visitors , the City of St. Augustine is conducting a research project and needs volunteers to assist. The survey results will enable the city to build a strong brand message for the 450th commemoration and beyond.
Some 600 community members and 200 merchants will be offered surveys on-line and via email, but 500 visitor surveys will be conducted at several locations downtown, and that’s where volunteers are needed. Each survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Click here to register for both a volunteer orientation date and for survey day(s), location(s) and time(s).
Have you seen the the archaeology exhibit at The VIC?
A new exhibit at The VIC offers a look into the extraordinary life of 18th century St. Augustine through ordinary items uncovered by the city’s archaeologist and volunteers. Organized into displays focusing on various aspects of colonial daily life, the exhibit offers items commonly associated with home life, the routines of a military lifestyle, and even those depicting entertainment including games and tavern items. The free exhibit, recently featured in a St. Augustine Record article, 450 Years of unbroken history, is open 8:30am-5:30pm in The VIC. For a map, click here.
Are you ready to vote?
In early July the St. Johns County Supervisor of Elections Office will mail new voter information cards to all registered voters, but in order to receive the new card, a voter’s address must be current with the Elections Office.
Voter cards are especially important this year as they contain all of the new districts, precincts and polling locations following the redistricting process and precinct changes. With the August 14 Primary Election quickly approaching, it is vital that voters receive their new cards to know their district, precinct number and polling place and to ensure the receipt of sample ballots that will be mailed prior to each election.
Voters are encouraged to visit the Elections Office website and use the voter lookup feature to check their status and verify their address. The last date to register to vote or make party changes for the August 14 Primary Election is July 16. Address updates should include voter’s name, address, date of birth, and new address and can be made by calling the Elections office at 904.823.2238 or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Bill Nelson’s staff to meet with constituents
Staff representatives of US Senator Bill Nelson’s office will hold office hours for St. Johns County area residents on Monday, July 30, 2012, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the City of St. Augustine Beach City Hall, 2200 A1A South. The availability is open to anyone – including those who need help with a federal issue. Those unable to attend may contact Senator Nelson by mail at 1301 Riverplace Blvd., Suite #2010, Jacksonville, FL 32207; or through his website available here. For more details, call Senator Nelson’s office at 904.346.4500.
The City Commission’s next regular meeting will be on Monday, July 23. The agenda is available here.
The Parking and Traffic Committee will meet on Thursday, July 26 at 8:30am. When available, the agenda will be here.
The Historic Architectural Review Board’s July meeting was rescheduled from Thursday, July 19 until Thursday, July 26 at 2:00pm. The agenda is available here. The meeting will be broadcast on GTV on Monday, July 30 at 9:00am.
Agendas and minutes for all city meetings can be found at www.staugustinegovernment.com with a schedule of upcoming meetings listed under City Calendar. City Commission meetings are broadcast live via GTV (Comcast Channel 3 in St. Augustine) each second and fourth Monday at 5:00pm. Commission meetings are also recorded and rebroadcast as are Planning and Zoning Board and Historic Architectural Review Board meetings. For a current schedule of all programming on GTV, click here.
Source: City of St. Augustine